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The Inter-State League traces its history from the 19th century through 1952, with many breaks along the way, for periods as long as 16 years. There were at least six different incarnations of the Inter-State League. Teams usually were placed in Pennsylvania and Ohio, though West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland, among others, had entries in the northeastern circuit. The Inter-State's highest classification was a class B ranking in 1913 and 1940-1952.The league also was awarded a class C status in 1939. From 1895 through 1952 the league suited up a total of 28 seasons.


Contents

[edit] Cities Represented 1895-1900

1895-1900
also known as the Western Association in 1901.

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1895-1900

1895 Interstate League
President: Howard H. Zeigler

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Twin Cities Twins @ 38 22 .633 - Jack Darrah
Wheeling Nailers 34 22 .607 2 Ed Barrow
Findlay 32 21 .604 2.5 Charles Stroebel/Howard Brandenberg
Kenton 29 28 .509 7.5 Davis/Tony Zender
Columbus Buckeyes 28 31 .475 9.5 Buck West
Steubenville Stubs/Akron/Lima # 21 39 .350 17 George Moreland/George Rhue/Timothy Donovan
Canton $ 11 15 .423 NA Walter Goble
Lima/Mansfield & 8 23 .258 NA Andy Sommers/Frank O'Brien

@ Represented Dennison, OH and Uhrichsville, OH
$ Canton disbanded June 2
& Lima transferred to Mansfield May 5; the franchise disbanded July 14
# Steubenville transferred to Akron May 10; Akron transferred to Lima May 19; Lima disbanded July 15
The league disbanded July 15

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Reddy Grey Findlay Runs 64
Reddy Grey Findlay Hits 80
Reddy Grey Findlay HR 14


1896 Interstate League
President: Charles B. Powers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Toledo Swamp Angels/Toledo Mud Hens 86 46 .652 - Charles Strobel / Frank Torreyson
Wheeling Nailers 57 60 .487 18.5 Issac Hughes/John Darrah
Youngstown Puddlers 54 57 .486 26.5 Art Anderson/Charles Hazen
Jackson Wolverines 53 56 .486 18.5 Alex McDonald/Leigh Lynch
New Castle Quakers 53 59 .473 20 Jay Faatz/Malcolm Whitehill
Washington Little Senators 43 70 .381 30.5 Byron McKeown
Saginaw Lumbermen 40 73 .354 33.5 George Black
Fort Wayne Farmers @ 70 36 .660 NA George Tebeau

@ Ft. Wayne disbanded in early September

Playoff: Toledo 4 games, Fort Wayne 0; won by forfeit since Fort Wayne has already disbanded

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Erve Beck Toledo BA .371 George Kelb Toledo W 25
Erve Beck Toledo Runs 101
Erve Beck Toledo Hits 171
Jake Ganzel New Castle HR 17


1897 Interstate League
President: Charles B. Powers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Toledo Mud Hens 83 43 .659 - Charles Strobel
Dayton Old Soldiers 74 51 .592 8.5 Frank Torreyson/Bill Armour
New Castle Quakers 72 54 .571 11 Paul Russell/Hurd
Fort Wayne Indians 63 59 .516 18 Fred Cooke
Mansfield Haymakers 63 61 .508 19 Con Strothers/Barton Howard
Youngstown Puddlers 59 66 .472 23.5 John Scheible/Edward Zinram
Springfield Governors 46 79 .368 36.5 Harry Rinehart/Lew Whistler
Wheeling Nailers # 38 85 .309 43.5 William Harrington/Frank Torreyson

Wheeling went on strike due to unpaid salaries. The franchise was awarded to
Frank Torreyson, manager of Dayton, who sold off the best players.
Playoff: Toledo 4 games, Dayton 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bade Myers Toledo BA .411 Kid Keenan Toledo W 20
Bill Hartman Toledo Runs 152 Chase Alloway Fort Wayne ERA 1.00
Bob Gilks Toledo Hits 208 John Blue Toledo Pct .857; 18-3
Dummy Kihm Fort Wayne HR 17
Joe Reiman Dayton HR 17
Joe Werrick Mansfield HR 17
James Cooper Youngstown SB 77


1898 Interstate League
President: Charles B. Powers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Dayton Old Soldiers 84 65 .564 - Bill Armour
Toledo Mud Hens 86 68 .558 .5 Charles Strobel
Springfield Governors 81 66 .551 2 Lew Whistler
New Castle Quakers 81 69 .540 3.5 Pop Lytle
Grand Rapids Cabinet Makers 75 79 .487 11.5 Frank Torreyson
Mansfield Haymakers 71 75 .486 11.5 Barton Howard
Fort Wayne Indians 71 84 .458 16 Fred Cooke/Eddie O'Meara/George Geer
Youngstown Puddlers 53 96 .356 31 George Geer/Paul Russell/Robert Pender

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Hartman Toledo BA .340 Bob Ewing Toledo W 25
Bill Hartman Toledo Runs 167 Charlie Ferguson Toledo W 25
Bill Hartman Toledo Hits 214 Charles Smith New Castle SO 184
Joe Reiman Dayton HR 14 Nick Altrock NA Pct .850; 17-3
Thayer Torreyson Grand Rapids SB 73


1899 Interstate League
President: Charles B. Powers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
New Castle Quakers 87 53 .621 - Pat Wright
Mansfield Haymakers 86 54 .614 1 Dan Lowney
Fort Wayne Indians 82 58 .586 5 Jack Glasscock
Toledo Mud Hens 82 58 .586 5 Charles Strobel
Youngstown Little Giants 60 79 .432 26.5 Harry Truby / Jimmy McAleer
Wheeling Stogies 58 81 .417 28.5 Pop Lytle / Tom Nicholson
Dayton Veterans 55 85 .393 32 Bill Armour
Grand Rapids / Columbus / Springfield # 49 91 .350 38 Frank Torreyson

# Grand Rapids moved to Columbus July 20, then to Springfield July 30.
No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Billy Taylor Young/Grand/Wheel BA .331 Roscoe Miller Mansfield W 28
Bill Hartman Toledo Runs 117 Theodore Guese Fort Wayne Pct .714; 25-10
Erve Beck Toledo Hits 185
Erve Beck Toledo HR 25
Jerry McDonough Toledo SB 89


1900 Interstate League
President: Charles B. Powers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Dayton Veterans 90 43 .677 - Bill Armour
Fort Wayne Indians 85 53 .616 7.5 Jack Glasscock / Joe Hubbard
Toledo Mud Hens 81 58 .583 12 Charles Strobel
Wheeling Stogies 76 58 .568 14.5 Pop Lytle / Pete Healy
Mansfield Haymakers 67 68 .496 24 Dan Lowney
Columbus Senators/Anderson # 58 78 .427 33.5 Jesse Quinn
Youngstown / Marion Glass Blowers @ 44 92 .324 47.5 Mike J. Finn / Pat Wright
New Castle Quakers 44 95 .317 49 Pat Wright / Jack Wadsworth

# Columbus (51-63) was purchased by a group from Anderson, Indiana, August 22
@ Youngstown (28-67) moved to Marion August 5.
Playoff: Fort Wayne 4 games, Dayton 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Erve Beck Toledo BA .360 Cy Swaim Fort Wayne W 24
Otto Krueger Fort Wayne Runs 131 Bumpus Jones Fort Wayne Pct .786; 11-3
Erve Beck Toledo Hits 207
Ed Bradley Columbus/Anderson HR 18

No Teams and Statistics available for the 1901 Interstate League
These are available on the 1901 Western Association page.

[edit] Cities Represented 1905-1908

The league disbanded on June 5, 1908.

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1905-1908

1905 Interstate League
President: Frank Baumeister / George F. Rindernecht

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Coudersport Giants 59 38 .608 - Harry Knight / John Lawley
Erie Fishermen 58 39 .598 1 Daniel Koster / Bob McLaughlin / Jack Burke
Olean Refiners 54 50 .519 8.5 Al Lawson / Paul Wrath
Bradford Drillers 46 54 .460 14.5 William Leary / Frederick Paige
Kane Mountaineers 40 56 .417 18.5 C.R. Eichelberger
Jamestown / DuBois# 40 60 .400 20.5 J. Lawrence Alexander / Wrath / Sibley

# Jamestown (18-23) Moved to DuBois July 12.
No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot
Duke Servaitius Kane BA .352
Julius Streib Coudersport Runs 63


1906 Interstate League
President: George F. Rindernecht

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Erie Sailors 65 41 .613 - Tom O'Hara
Punxsutawney Policemen 53 45 .541 8 W.J. Brown
Bradford Drillers 61 53 .535 8 Thomas News
DuBois Miners 52 52 .500 12 James Breen / Ed Larkin
Kane Mountaineers 58 58 .500 12 James Collopy
Hornell Pigmies / Patton # 53 56 .486 13.5 John Quinn
Olean Refiners 50 62 .446 18 John Ziegler / John Dailey
Oil City-Jamestown Oseejays 44 69 .389 24.5 Al Lawson / C.L. Rexford

# Hornell (35-31) moved to Patton August 6..
No Playoffs Scheduled.
Attendance: Erie, 106,000
No player statistics available.


1907 Interstate League
President: Frank Baumeister

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Erie Fishermen 64 51 .557 - Thomas Reynolds
Bradford Drillers 63 54 .538 2 Eddie Foster
Franklin Millionaires 51 52 .495 7 L.L. Jacklin / George Rinderknecht
Oil City Cubs 54 57 .486 8 James Collopy
DuBois Miners #### 36 26 .581 NA Ed Larkin
Kane Mountaineers # 17 26 .395 NA Pop Kelchner
Olean Oleaners ## 12 35 .255 NA Joe Flynn
Punxsutawney Policemen ### 33 26 .559 NA Milt Montgomery / W.J. Brown

# Kane disbanded July 16.
## Olean disbanded July 18.
### Punxsutawney disbanded August 3.
#### DuBois disbanded August 5.
The league played a third season, August 7 through September 8, won by Bradford.
Playoff: Oil City was declared the first half champion because DuBois disbanded.
Oil City 4 games, Bradford 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jake Weimer DuBois/Oil City BA .338 Doc Hazleton
Bill Kirwin
Bradford
Bradford
W 16
16
Ben Jewell Oil City Runs 66 W.E. Parsons Oil City Pct .750; 15-5
Earl Sykes Oil City Hits 108


1908 Interstate League
President: C.L. Rexford

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Olean Candidates 15 2 .882 - Percy Stetler
Bradford Drillers 13 7 .650 3.5 George Rinderknecht
Warren Blues 8 8 .500 6.5 Thomas McNeal
Franklin Millionaires 6 12 .333 9.5 Bill Smith
Oil City Cubs 6 13 .316 10 C.L. Rexford / James Collopy
Erie Fishermen # 4 12 .250 10.5 Frank Baumeister

# Erie home games were played in Corry, Pennsylvania.
The league disbanded June 5.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jake Weimer Olean BA .461 Tom Fleming Olean W 6
Bill Price Olean Runs 27 Tom Fleming Olean Pct 1.000; 6-0
Jake Weimer Olean Hits 30
Jake Weimer Olean HR 3

[edit] Cities Represented 1913

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1913 "B"

1913 Interstate League Class B
President: C.L. Rexford

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Erie Sailors 57 21 .731 - Larry Quinlan
Akron Giants 47 32 .595 10.5 Johnny Siegle
Youngstown Steelmen 43 33 .566 13 Curley Blount
Columbus Cubs 37 38 .493 18.5 Lee Fohl
Steubenville Stubs 31 42 .425 22.5 Roy Montgomery
Wheeling Stogies 32 47 .405 25.5 Ray Ryan
Canton Senators 29 44 .397 25.5 Bade Myers
Zanesville Flood Sufferers # 27 46 .370 27.5 Marty Hogan

# Zanesville disbanded July 13.
The league disbanded July 21.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tom Sheehan Youngstown BA .355 Lou Schettler Erie W 14
John Dawson Erie Runs 67 Clark Sterzer Erie SO 121
Tom Sheehan Youngstown Hits 106 Lou Schettler Erie Pct .824; 14-3
Art Watson Steubenville HR 6



[edit] Cities Represented 1914-1916

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1914-1916

1914 Interstate League
Presidents: Milton A. Jordan / W. Duke Jr.

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Jamestown Giants 59 40 .596 - Joe Lohr
Bradford Drillers 59 42 .584 1 Art Goodwin / Duke Servatius
Warren Bingoes 57 45 .559 3.5 Bill Webb
Olean Refiners 43 53 .448 14.5 Harry Giles / Joe Reynolds
Wellsville Rainmakers 41 60 .406 19 William Clarke / Elmer Bliss
Hornell Green Sox 39 58 .402 19 John O'Keefe / Albert Barrett / Joe Prozeller

Playoff: Jamestown 4 games, Bradford 3.
No Individual Statistics Available.


1915 Interstate League
President: James A. Lindsey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wellsville Rainmakers 54 32 .628 - Joe Lohr
Olean White Sox 52 30 .634 - Gus Dundon
Bradford Drillers 42 42 .500 11 Duke Servatius /Ray Topham
Hornell Maple Leafs 38 51 .427 14.5 Joe Prozeller / Lenny Burrell
Warren Bingoes 33 50 .398 16.5 R.W. Archer / George Bell
Jamestown Rabbits # 28 42 .400 18 Bill Webb

# Jamestown disbanded August 14.
Playoff: None; Olean refused to engage in a playoff, claiming that Jamestown's
second half games should have been thrown out for failing to complete the schedule
and Olean should have won both halves. The claim was denied and the
title was awarded to Wellsville.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Colligan Olean BA .322 Everett Keener Wellsville W 14
Bill Colligan Olean Runs 62 Lefty Webb James/Hornell W 14
Joe Apple Wellsville Runs 62 Lefty Webb James/Hornell SO 152
John Steinfeldt Wellsville Hits 101 Everett Keener Wellsville Pct .778; 14-4
Charlie Moran Warren HR 3


1916 Interstate League
President: James A. Lindsey

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Ridgway 56 24 .700 - Izzy Hoffman
St. Marys Saints 49 30 .620 6.5 Curly Blount
Bradford Drillers 45 38 .542 12.5 Larry Schlafly
Wellsville Rainmakers 27 48 .360 26.5 Joe Lohr
Johnsonburg Johnnies 27 49 .355 27 Thomas Jones
Warren Bingoes ## 24 19 .558 NA Frank Shaughnessy
Erie Sailors ### 26 37 .413 NA Bill Bradley
Olean White Sox # 16 25 .390 NA Gus Dundon

# Olean disbanded July 12.
## Warren disbanded August 4; none of its second half games (6-9) were counted.

      1. Erie disbanded August 9.

Games thrown out: Wins: Warren 6, Wellsville 3, Bradford 2, Erie 2, St. Marys 1, Johnsonburg 1; Losses: Warren 9, Wellsville 4, St. Marys 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jacob Jennis Bradford BA .357 John Verbout St. Marys W 18
Sam McConnell Ridgway Runs 64 Al Braithwood Bradford So 133
Jim McCabe Ridgway Hits 95 Bill Chapelle Wells/Ridg Pct .800; 12-3
John Gilmore Warr/St.Ma/Wells HR 4
Frank Gleich Erie HR 4

[edit] Cities Represented 1932

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1932

1932 Interstate League
President: William J. Willenbecher

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Stroudsburg Poconos 19 7 .731 - Ed Murphy
Pottstown Legionaires 18 8 .692 1 Earl Potteiger / Whitey Witt
Norristown / St. Clair Saints # 11 10 .524 8.5 Steve Yerkes
Tamaqua Dukes / Slatington Dukes ## 10 16 .385 9 Lee Strait
Washington (NJ) Potomacs 9 17 .346 9 Edward Neff
Lancaster Red Sox ### 7 16 .304 10.5 Bud Shaw / Jimmy Sheckard / Otto Sandberger

# Norristown (2-4) moved to St. Clair May 28, then disbanded June 12.
## Tamaqua (8-12) moved to Slatington June 8.

      1. Lancaster disbanded June 17.

The league disbanded June 20.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dom D'Allessandro Norris/St.Cla BA .418 Ed Cole Stroudsburg W 7
Mickey Haslin Stroudsburg BA .418 Matt Ramsey Pottstown W 7
Frank DeManicore Stroudsburg Runs 39 Jack Crimmins Tama/Slating SO 47
Mickey Haslin Stroudsburg Hits 48 Matt Ramsey Pottstown Pct .875; 7-1
Frank DeManicore Stroudsburg HR 7
Mickey Haslin Stroudsburg HR 7
Paul Piontek Stroudsburg HR 7
Paul Piontek Stroudsburg RBI 37

[edit] Cities Represented 1939-1952

[edit] Teams and Statistics 1939-1952

1939 Interstate League Class "C"
President: Harold G. Hoffman

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Allentown Dukes 54 48 .529 - Pete Weimer / George Hennessey /Louis Parisse
Sunbury Senators 51 51 .500 3 Bill Kerstetter
Trenton Senators 51 51 .500 3 Goose Goslin
Hazleton Mountaineers 48 54 .471 6 Harvey Hiller / Frank DeManicor

Attendance: Trenton, 60,000; Sunbury, 25,000.
Playoff: Sunbury defeated Trenton in a one game playoff for second place.
Finals: Allentown 4 games, Sunbury 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
David Kelly Sunbury BA .404 Mike Koons Hazleton W 16
Woody Wheaton Hazleton Runs 98 Joe Fryer Allentown SO 159
David Kelly Sunbury Hits 163 Russ Bailey Trenton ERA 3.11
David Kelly Sunbury RBI 86 George Hennessey
Albert Collins
Allentown
Trenton
PCT .667 14-7
.667 12-6
David Kelly Sunbury HR 14


1940 Interstate League
President: Harold G. Hoffman

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Reading Chicks 76 52 .594 - Tom Oliver
Wilmington Blue Rocks 68 52 .567 4 Chief Bender / Charlie Berry
Trenton Senators 69 54 .561 4.5 Goose Goslin
Hazleton / Lancaster # 62 56 .525 9 Cy Perkins
Harrisburg Senators 60 62 .492 13 Les Bell
Sunbury Indians 58 64 .475 15 Bill Kerstetter/Dutch Dorman
York Bees 57 68 .456 17.5 Rudy Hulswitt
Allentown Wings 40 82 .328 33 Val Picinich / Bob Barr

# Hazleton (19-17) moved to Lancaster June 12, first home game June 15.
Attendence: Sunbury 36,000.
Playoffs: Reading 3 games, Trenton 0; Lancaster 3 games, Wilmington 1.
Finals: Lancaster 4 games, Reading 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Elmer Valo Wilmington BA .364 George Hennessey Trenton W 18
Lyle Judy Reading Runs 107 James Kerr Harrisburg SO 156
Elmer Valo Wilmington Hits 159 Fred Kiebler Reading ERA 2.44
Harold Nerino Sunbury RBI 96 George Hennessey Trenton PCT .818 18-4
Charles Lamendola Allentown RBI 96
Arnold Greene Harrisburg HR 21


1941 Interstate League
President: Arthur H. Ehlers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Harrisburg Senators 81 43 .653 - Les Bell
Hagerstown Owls 75 48 .610 5.5 Dutch Dorman
Reading Brooks 74 51 .592 7.5 Fresco Thompson
Trenton Senators 68 57 .544 13.5 Goose Goslin / Gerald Hannahoe
Wilmington Blue Rocks 64 62 .508 18 Tom Oliver
Allentown Wings 48 77 .384 33.5 Cy Morgan / Jimmie DeShong
Bridgeport Bees 47 79 .373 35 Rudy Hulswitt
Lancaster Red Roses 43 83 .341 39 Billy Rogell / Jimmy Archer

Playoffs: Trenton 3 games, Hagerstown 0; Harrisburg 3 games, Reading 1.
Finals: Harrisburg 4 games, Trenton 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Billy Cox Harrisburg BA .363 Anderson Bush Hagerstown W 20
William Luzansky Harrisburg Runs 121 Anderson Bush Hagerstown SO 171
Billy Cox Harrisburg Hits 180 Anderson Bush Hagerstown ERA 1.61
Emil Brinsky Hagerstown RBI 104 Anderson Bush Hagerstown PCT .833 20-4
Ed Murphy Allentown RBI 104
Ed Murphy Allentown HR 23


1942 Interstate League
President: Arthur H. Ehlers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Hagerstown Owls 80 57 .584 - Dutch Dorman
Wilmington Blue Rocks 79 57 .581 .5 Herb Brett
Harrisburg Senators 69 68 .504 11 Danny Taylor
Allentown Wings 68 69 .496 12 Benny Borgmann
Lancaster Red Roses 59 78 .431 21 Tom Oliver
Trenton Packers 56 82 .406 24.5 Lefty Lloyd / Jack Casey / Tony Rensa

Playoffs: Hagerstown 3 games, Harrisburg 1; Wilmington 3 games, Allentown 1.
Finals: Wilmington 4 games, Hagerstown 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Edward LaVigne Allentown BA .319 Freddy Schmidt Allentown W 19
Thomas Koval Allentown Runs 90 Alfred Jarlett Harrisburg SO 148
Edward LaVigne Allentown Hits 159 Royce Lint Harrisburg ERA 1.44
Edward LaVigne Allentown RBI 95 Royce Lint Harrisburg PCT .778 14-4
Thomas Koval Allentown HR 27


1943 Interstate League
President: Arthur H. Ehlers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lancaster Red Roses 83 55 .601 - Woody Wheaton
Hagerstown Owls 83 57 .593 1 Eddie Phillips / Bob Maier
Wilmington Blue Rocks 77 61 .562 6 Dutch Dorman
York White Roses 73 66 .525 10.5 Bunny Griffiths
Trenton Packers 64 73 .467 18.5 George Ferrell
Allentown Wings 35 103 .254 48 Benny Roth / Herb Brett / Thomas Koval

Playoffs: Lancaster 3 games, Wilmington 2; York 3 games, Hagerstown 1.
Finals: Lancaster 4 games, York 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
George Kell Lancaster BA .396 Fred Clemence York W 20
George Kell Lancaster Runs 120 Charley Miller Hagerstown W 20
George Kell Lancaster Hits 220 Stephen Gerkin Lancaster W 20
William Burgo Wilmington RBI 127 Tal Abernathy Wilmington SO 198
William Burgo Wilmington HR 20 Norman Shope Hagerstown/York ERA 2.65
Woody Wheaton Lancaster PCT .813 13-3


1944 Interstate League
President: Arthur H. Ehlers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Allentown Cardinals 77 62 .554 - Ollie Vanek
Wilmington Blue Rocks 74 64 .536 2.5 Dutch Dorman / Ray Brubaker
York White Roses 69 68 .504 7 Bunny Griffiths
Lancaster Red Roses 66 72 .478 10.5 Lena Blackburn
Hagerstown Owls 65 73 .471 11.5 Herb Brett
Trenton Packers 63 75 .457 13.5 Joe Bird / Walter Alston

Total Attendance: 486,604.
Playoffs: Lancaster 3 games, Wilmington 0; Allentown 3 games, York 1.
Finals: Lancaster 4 games, Allentown 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ira Houck Lancaster BA .356 Norman Shope York W 20
Clark Henry York Runs 120 Norman Shope York SO 239
Ira Houck Lancaster Hits 190 Harold Kelleher Trenton ERA 2.53
Lloyd Randol York RBI 117 Lester McCrabb Lancaster PCT .786 11-3
John Cappa Allentown HR 30


1945 Interstate League
President: Arthur H. Ehlers

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Lancaster Red Roses 87 52 .626 - Lena Blackburn
Wilmington Blue Rocks 81 57 .587 5.5 Ray Brubaker / Cy Morgan
Trenton Spartans 70 69 .504 17 Walter Alston
Allentown Cardinals 68 71 .489 19 Ollie Vanek
Hagerstown Owls 61 77 .442 25.5 Michael Balla / Dutch Dorman
York White Roses 49 90 .358 38 Bunny Griffiths

Attendance: Lancaster, 86,755; Total, 330,854.
Playoffs: Lancaster 4 games, Trenton 3; Allentown 4 games, Wilmington 3.
Finals: Lancaster 4 games, Allentown 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Lloyd Randol York BA .343 George Estock Wilmington W 22
Nellie Fox Lancaster Runs 128 Lester Studener Trenton SO 191
Nellie Fox Lancaster Hits 180 Harold Kelleher Trenton ERA 2.58
Maurice Santomauro Trenton RBI 117 Hilly Flitcraft Wilmington PCT .789 15-4
Rolland Seitz Allentown HR 21


1946 Interstate League
President: J. Vincent Jamison, Jr.

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Wilmington Blue Rocks 87 53 .621 - Jack Saltzgaver
Harrisburg Senators 76 64 .543 11 Les Bell
Hagerstown Owls 74 65 .532 12.5 Bunny Griffiths
Allentown Cardinals 69 70 .496 17.5 Ollie Vanek
York White Roses 68 70 .493 18 Boom-Boom Beck
Sunbury Yankees 67 73 .479 20 Walt VonGrofski
Trenton Giants 60 78 .435 26 Earl Wolgamot
Lancaster Red Roses 55 83 .399 31 Tom Oliver

Attendance: Sunbury, 101,897;
Playoffs: Wilmington 4 games, Hagerstown 3; Harrisburg 4 games, Allentown 1.
Finals: Harrisburg 4 games, Wilmington 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
William Marks Allentown BA .372 John Szajna Sunbury W 19
Richard Burgett Allentown Runs 128 John Mackinson Sunbury SO 181
Johnny Blatnik Harrisburg Hits 189 George Copeland Wilmington ERA 2.76
Ed Sanicki Wilmington RBI 144 George Copeland Wilmington PCT .833 15-3
Ed Sanicki Wilmington HR 30


1947 Interstate League
President: Gerald P. Nugent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Trenton Giants 88 50 .638 - 99,115 Tommy Heath
Wilmington Blue Rocks 79 60 .568 9.5 123,491 Jack Saltzgaver
Allentown Cardinals 71 67 .514 17 85,922 Specs Garbee / Benny Borgmann
Harrisburg Senators 71 69 .507 18 89,197 Les Bell
York White Roses 67 70 .489 20.5 108,285 Eddie Turchin
Lancaster Red Roses 64 73 .467 23.5 74,677 Charlie English / Clayton Sheedy
Hagerstown Owls 62 75 .453 25.5 65,177 Bunny Griffiths
Sunbury Yankees 51 89 .364 38 89,024 Walt VonGrofski

Playoffs: Allentown 4 games, Trenton 2; Wilmington 4 games, Harrisburg 1.
Finals: Wilmington 4 games, Allentown 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Herb Conyers Harrisburg BA .357 Andy Tomasic Trenton W 18
Ed Sanicki Wilmington Runs 127 Andy Tomasic Trenton SO 278
Herb Conyers Harrisburg Hits 194 Andy Tomasic Trenton ERA 2.48
Robert McLean Allentown RBI 125 Roland Cook York PCT .750 12-4
Hal Bamberger Trenton 3B 24
Ed Sanicki Wilmington HR 37


1948 Interstate League
President: Gerald P. Nugent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Wilmington Blue Rocks 82 56 .594 - 102,197 Jack Sanford
Trenton Giants 83 57 .593 - 97,389 Tommy Heath
York White Roses 77 62 .554 5.5 126,679 Frank Oceak
Sunbury Reds 74 64 .536 8 114,726 Joe Buzas
Allentown Cardinals 73 65 .529 9 102,471 Al Hollingsworth
Harrisburg Senators 64 76 .457 19 68,270 Les Bell
Hagerstown Owls 53 87 .379 30 49,248 Pep Rambert / Gene Crumling / Culp
Lancaster Red Roses 50 89 .360 32.5 65,734 Dib Williams / Jack Knight

Playoffs: York 4 games, Wilmington 1; Trenton 4 games, Sunbury 3.
Finals: Trenton 4 games, York 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Larry Ciaffone Allentown BA .373 Don Robertson Trenton W 19
Mike Goliat Wilmington Runs 123 Lee Griffeth Lancaster SO 168
Steve Filipowicz Sunbury Hits 187 Robin Roberts Wilmington ERA 2.06
Steve Filipowicz Sunbury RBI 134 Don Robertson Trenton PCT .792 19-5
Maurice Cunningham Trenton HR 25


1949 Interstate League
President: Gerald P. Nugent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Allentown Cardinals 87 52 .626 - 100,788 Al Hollingsworth
Wilmington Blue Rocks 75 62 .547 11 52,427 Jack Sanford
Harrisburg Senators 74 64 .536 12.5 80,896 Les Bell
Trenton Giants 73 66 .525 14 67,604 Hugh Poland
Lancaster Red Roses 71 68 .511 16 85,796 Al Campanis
York White Roses 66 72 .478 20.5 93,034 Frank Oceak
Sunbury Reds 59 81 .421 28.5 69,746 Joe Buzas
Hagerstown Owls 49 89 .355 37.5 34,762 Woody Wheaton

Playoffs: Harrisburg 4 games, Allentown 2; Trenton 4 games, Wilmington 2.
Finals: Trenton 4 games, Harrisburg 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Henry Trenton BA .333 Jack Brittin Wilmington W 21
Don Collins Lancaster Runs 107 George Dries Allentown SO 181
Bill Henry Trenton Hits 178 Don Robertson Trenton ERA 1.90
Maurice Cunningham Trenton RBI 101 Bob Hoch Allentown PCT .846 11-2
Jim Lemon Harrisburg RBI 101
Jim Lemon Harrisburg HR 27


1950 Interstate League
President: Gerald P. Nugent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Wilmington Blue Rocks 82 56 .594 - 37,550 Skeeter Newsome
Hagerstown Braves 75 60 .556 5.5 84,350 Red Dorman
Harrisburg Senators 77 62 .554 5.5 51,707 Les Bell
Trenton Giants 73 65 .529 9 48,354 Frank Genovese
Allentown Cardinals 70 67 .511 11.5 48,144 Gene Corbett
York White Roses 65 73 .471 17 54,067 Frank Oceak
Lancaster Red Roses 56 82 .406 26 32,684 Ed Head
Sunbury Athletics 53 86 .381 29.5 53,049 George Staller

Playoffs: Wilmington 4 games, Harrisburg 3; Hagerstown 4 games, Trenton 1.
Finals: Wilmington 4 games, Hagerstown 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jesse Levan Hagerstown BA .334 Leo Christante Wilmington W 18
Dick Young Wilmington Runs 101 Willard Schmidt Allentown SO 172
Jesse Levan Hagerstown Hits 171 William Stratton York ERA 2.27
Danny Schell Wilmington Hits 171 Dick Hildebrand Harrisburg PCT .813 13-3
Danny Schell Wilmington RBI 104
Fred Marolewski Allentown HR 24


1951 Interstate League
President: Gerald P. Nugent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Hagerstown Braves 94 46 .671 0 67,452 Dutch Dorman
Allentown Cardinals 91 47 .659 2 71,822 Whitey Kurowski
Wilmington Blue Rocks 83 52 .615 8.5 43,135 Dan Carnevale
Sunbury Giants 73 65 .529 20 43,050 Charlie Fox
Lancaster Red Roses 71 67 .514 22 46,821 Ed Head
Harrisburg Senators 55 84 .398 38.5 40,619 Les Bell / Harold Cox
York White Roses 51 88 .367 42.5 40,740 Joe Bowman / Waleski / Crumling
Salisbury A's 33 102 .244 58.5 22,528 Bunny Griffiths

Playoffs: Wilmington 4 games, Hagerstown 1; Sunbury 4 games, Allentown 1.
Finals: Wilmington 4 games, Sunbury 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Smith Hagerstown BA .373 Dan Lewandowski Allentown W 24
Charlie Neal Lancaster Runs 114 Joe Margoneri Sunbury SO 212
Everett Joyner Allentown Hits 175 Ralph Beard Allentown ERA 1.69
Pete Perini Hagerstown RBI 91 Anderson Bush Hagerstown PCT .880 22-3
Harold Cox Harrisburg HR 20


1952 Interstate League
President: Gerald P. Nugent

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Hagerstown Braves 85 48 .639 0 48,367 Dutch Dorman
Allentown Cardinals 82 57 .590 6 49,707 Whitey Kurowski
York White Roses 74 62 .544 12.5 78,707 Jimmie Crandall
Lancaster Red Roses 75 65 .536 13.5 41,913 Jim Bivin
Wilmington Blue Rocks 72 66 .522 15.5 24,526 Lee Riley
Salisbury Reds 65 73 .471 22.5 44,479 Mike Blazo / Dick Porter
Sunbury Giants 53 87 .379 35.5 31,575 Frank Scalzi / Jim Reggio
Harrisburg Senators 46 94 .329 42.5 30,592 Buck Etchison / Woody Wheaton

Playoffs: Hagerstown 4 games, York 0; Lancaster 4 games, Allentown 1.
Finals: Hagerstown 4 games, Lancaster 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Elbert Israel Harrisburg BA .318 Harry Wilson York W 18
Robert Jaderlund Hagerstown Runs 113 Bob Giggie Hagerstown W 18
Clarence Moore Lancaster Hits 166 Douglas Gostlin Lancaster W 18
Clarence Riddle Hagerstown RBI 93 Gene Snyder Wilmington SO 208
Louis Heyman Wilmington HR 30 Robert Hoch Allentown ERA 1.78
Robert Hoch Allentown PCT .833 15-3

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Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Steve Filipowicz Sunbury GA 142 47 Bill Myers Toledo BA .411 97
Robert Mays Hagerstown AB 593 43 Bill Hartman Toledo Runs 167 98
George Kell Lancaster Hits 220 43 Ed Sanicki Wilmington Rbi 144 46
Bob Maier Hagerstown 2B 52 43 Hal Bamberger Trenton 3B 24 47
Charlie Neal Lancaster 3B 24 51 Ed Sanicki Wilmington HR 37 47
John Capra Allentown EBH 73 44 Del Ennis Trenton TB 320 43
Harold Nerino Sunbury HS 22 40 Billy Cox Harrisburg HS 22 41
Edward Nowak Hagerstown HS 22 45 Harvey Johnson Harrisburg Sac 24 41
Joseph Scheldt Wilmington SB 47 46 Guy Glaser Wilmington BB 130 45
Nellie Fox Lancaster Hbp 23 45 Peyton Rambin Trenton SO 123 49


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
George Eyrick Wilmington GA 49 48 Charlie Bowles Lancaster CG 29 43
Norman Shope York CG 29 44 Ralph Miller Manchester W 28 99
William Emmerick Allentown L 21 43 Anderson Bush(22-3) Hagerstown Pct .880 51
Chase Alloway Ft. Wayne Era 1.00 97 Charley Miller Hagerstown IP 260 43
Woody Wheaton Lancaster WS 13 43 John Burrows Wilmington ShO 7 42
Andy Tomasic Trenton SO 278 47 Dick Libby Sunbury BB 165 48
Joseph Slotter Hagerstown WP 19 44

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The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions.

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